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Darryl Huffman Reference Materials

These reference materials contain a wealth of historical information on industrial operations from the early twentieth century.  Each CD contains high quality images, drawings and schematics which can be printed.

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 New Arrivals!

 1903 Ice Harvesting Machinery and Storage
This CD contains the complete 1903 Gifford Brothers Ice Harvesting Machinery Catalog, the 1920 book Harvesting and Storing Ice On The Farm plus 12 bonus photos of ice harvesting operations in the early 1900s.  A total of 96 pages. At the time this catalog was produced, the owners of these businesses surely felt they had a business that would be passed down to their sons and grandsons for generations to come as there would always be a need for ice.Modern refrigeration equipment changed that prospect for the future for sure. But the information contained on this CD will help you model a convincing scene of a bygone era.
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1905 DeLoach Sawmill Machinery Catalog
This CD contains 142 pages
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1908 Knight Sawmill Machinery Catalog
This CD contains 53 pages of beautifully reproduced photos and etchings scanned at 300 dpi.
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1913 Steamboat Builders Catalog
This CD contains 121 pages of photos, plans and details, including all 60 pages of the 1913 catalog put out by James Rees and Sons, builders of steamboats used around the world in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This is the complete catalog and features B&W photos, etchings and drawings. In addition, there are over 50 old postcards showing steamboats plying the waters of America, most in color.
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1920s Hump Yard Design, Equipment and Operations
This CD contains 75 pages of photos and information relating to hump yard equipment and design. Several prototype yard designs including track layout and grade are shown.
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1917  Vulcan Pile Driving Machinery Catalog
This CD contains 116 pages.  This CD contains the complete 1917 Vulcan Pile Driving Machinery Catalog (69 pages) and 47 pages of extra information on foundations and the choice of materials for piles and basic operation of pile drivers. This information was taken from the publication on Foundations published by the International Textbook Company in 1908.
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Coal and Coke

1913 and 1923 Retail Coal Dealers Catalog on CD
This CD contains two catalogs totaling 120 pages. The 1913 Link-Belt company constructed “coal pockets” which were large coal bunkers used at coal mines and along railroads. The 1923 Gifford Wood company supplied retail coal dealers with everything needed for retail coal sales. Included in these CD’s are photos and drawings of coal bunkers, loaders, yard screens, belt conveyors, coal chutes, etc. This CD is loaded full of drawings photos and information for modeling the coal industry.
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1921 Coal Mine Surface Plants Catalog on CD
This CD contains the complete 63 page catalog showing the complete coal mining plants offered by Roberts and Schaefer. Roberts and Schaefer constructed above ground coal mine plants and mine equipment. This CD contains lots of detailed photos and drawings of various coal plants. If you plan on modeling a coal mine this is a great source of information.
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Industrial Equipment

1918 Keystone Oil and Water Driller Catalog on CD
This CD contains 87 pages of information on Keystone’s portable drilling equipment. This information will be very useful for those modeling the oil fields. There is a large variety of drilling machines, oil rigs, general construction machines, centrifugal pumps, Keystone excavators, boilers, drilling tools and equipment, etc.
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1916 Oil Field Supply Catalog on CD
This CD contains 144, full size 8×11 inch pages, all of which are carefully scanned and preserved on this CD. Scanned at 300 dpi, each page can be printed out and framed. Accurate drawings, photos and information to build an accurate model of an oil derrick. Included are; Complete drilling outfits, rigs and derricks. American Cable system, Rotary system, Canadian system, Combination system, Stove Pipe & Mud Scow system, portable drilling machines etc.
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1919 Brownhoist Cranes Catalog on CD
This CD contains 262 pages of photos, plans and information covering a huge number of all kinds of industrial cranes and hoists.  Included are: Machinery for handling Ore and Coal and other bulk materials, Blast Furnace top works, and hoists, car dumpers, car pushers, transfer cars Larrie cars, harbor cranes, shipyard cranes, locomotive cranes, grab buckets, hand cranes, tramrail systems, electric hoist, etc.
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1916 Marion Steam Shovel Catalog on CD
This CD contains 138 pages and 150 great photos and information about this vital company’s offerings. This CD is steam shovel paradise! so many pictures of model steam shovels, dredges and log loaders. No drawing just data, pictures and more pictures. If you like railroad steam shovels you’ll love this CD.
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1913 Lidgerwood Hoisting Engines Catalog on CD
This CD contains 188 pages of logging & mining equipment information and photographs. This Cd contains everything from boilers, cableways, log handling machinery, hoisting and conveying apparatus, excavators, ballast unloaders, derricks
etc. This CD explains each piece of equipment and how it would be used.
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Sand and Gravel Equipment and Operations on CD
This CD contains 295 pages packed with information. not what you would expect by the title. This CD is loaded with drawing of plants laylouts, Various types of quarry designs; sand gravel, likestone, asphalt plants, concrete plants, gravel and coal wash plants, crushers, screens, rotary dryers, conveyors, storage bins etc. This is a must for any modeler. details, details, details, 295 pages of details !!!
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1936 Gold & Silver Mining catalog
This CD contailns 160 pages of photos and information from the Denver Equipment Company that manufactured various mining products. this Cd is truely a catalog. Denver Equipment supplied just about everything needed for the miner of various minerals. Included are nine cars, hoists, skips, cages, tools, crushers, lab equipment, and tons of technical data. There are a few schematics of mine structures but not many. lots of photos of equipment for purchase.
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Logging Equipment

1914 American Hoist and Derrick Catalog on CD
This CD contains 159 pages. I’m sure most everyone knows of American Cranes. They manufactured some of the best railroad and railroad bridge building cranes ever made. They also made logging hoist engines, derricks, ditchers, dredgers, pile drivers, barge derricks, excavators and cranes.
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1904 Enterprise Sawmill Machinery Catalog
This CD contains 96 pages of sawmill hardware
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Circa 1910 Logging and Sawmilling on CD
This CD contains 195 full sized, lavishly illustrated pages of logging, timber and sawmill operations
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1952 Small Sawmill Operators Manual on CD
The CD contains 120 pages dealing with the installation and operational techniques of several different types and variations of sawmill equipment
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Logging and Sawmill Equipment Catalogs on CD
This CD contains 267 pages including the complete 1921 Ottawa Wood Sawing Encyclopedia, the complete 1908 American Sawmill Machinery catalog, and 100+ pages from the 1904 Flory Manufacturing catalog
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Northeast Loggers Handbook
This CD contains 239 pages consisting of three handbooks pertaining to the Logging industry; the Northeast Loggers handbook, the Forest loader handbook and the Oldham Saw Works handbook.
The Northeast loggers handbook was issued by the United States government following World War 2 and is a complete guide to the actual logging operations. The Forest Loader handbook features derrick system for loading log cars and other uses for derricks. Oldham Saw Works manufactured various saws used in the lumber industry.
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All Reference Material CDs are $15.00 each plus s&h
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